Friday, August 19, 2011

Bobby Clarke TTM Success

Mailed:  08/02/2011
Received:  08/19/2011
Days:  16
c/o: Philadelphia Flyers

I mailed to Mr. Clarke at the Flyers because he is working for them as an executive.  He won 2 Stanley Cups with the Flyers in 1974 and 1975.  He was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987.  He had an amazing career as a player in the NHL and internationally. 

'Boston' Rob Mariano TTM Success

Mailed:  05/24/2011
Received:  08/18/2011
Days:  86
c/o: Home

I am a huge Survivor fan.  Boston Rob is my favorite Survivor competitor ever.  Amber and Rob were the reason I started watching The Amazing Race, which I have been a huge fan of ever since then.  As everyone knows, Rob finished 2nd to Amber at Survivor All-Stars, but shocked everyone when they became engaged and later married.  Russell Hantz knew to vote Rob out early in Heroes vs Villains because he was such a strong player.  Rob returned to face Russell in Survivor: Redemption Island.  It was such a fun season to watch.  Rob really masterminded the entire game and eventually won.
You can follow Boston Rob on Twitter @BostonRob or check out his website at

Considering he was filming his newest show coming out this fall, 80 Ways Around the World, 86 days for this return is pretty good.  The next season of Survivor starts on September 15.  I also look forward to seeing Rob's new show.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Taylor Hall IP

Taylor Hall was putting on a skills camp for kids with all proceeds going to Canadian Cancer Society.  The kids had to get pledge sheets and raise money to be on the ice with Taylor and get photos and autographs after.  They also had a silent auction table and Taylor came out and signed for everyone that was there.  All they asked was for a $25 donation per autograph.  That is a great deal and the money goes to a great cause.  I have gotten him a few times and he is a super nice kid every time.  I hope he has a great year in Edmonton this year!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

John Erskine and Danny Taylor IP

The local NHLers and prospects participated in a charity event to raise money for Kingston Minor Hockey.  There is quite a few local guys playing in the NHL, OHL, AHL, and NCAA.  I think some of the guys left from different areas of the rink, so I missed a lot of them.  I know a lot of people were dissappointed that Taylor Hall was not there but he had another commitment in Niagara Falls.
Danny Taylor played for the Kingston Frontenacs and was drafted by the LA Kings.  Although he was born in England, he has lived in Kingston, ON for most of his life.  He has only played 1 period of play in the NHL and he has bounced around in the minors quite a bit before going over to Europe to play last season.  He is currently a free agent, so hopefully he will get signed by a North American team.  I actually purchased his used pads from the Kingston Frontenacs a few years ago, and I have been using them ever since.  I have every NHL card of him that has ever been made.  08-09 UD Black had letter mark cards that spelled out the players' names.  I was trying to collect them one by one, but the "Y" was short printed and hadn't come up yet.  Some one listed a whole set, so I bought it.  I waited a while and eventually another "Y" popped up on ebay, so I bought it too.  I gave Danny my second set, and he thanked me.  We chatted for a few minutes and he signed a puck for me.  He is a great guy and a great goalie, so hopefully he makes his way back to the NHL.
John Erskine is a monster of a defenceman that plays for the Washington Capitals.  He was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in 98.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jannik Hansen TTM Success

Mailed:  02/09/2011
Received:  07/26/2011
Days:  167
c/o: Vancouver Canucks

Jannik is one of the fastest skaters that I have ever seen.  He really came into his own this year in the playoffs for the Canucks.  He should have an expanded and full time role with the Canucks this season.